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Who Can Participate?

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Every study has eligibility requirements designed to recruit patients that will best answer the research question at hand.  These requirements ensure that patients are similar in age, type and stage of cancer, general health, and previous treatment. When all participants meet the same eligibility criteria, it gives researchers greater confidence that results of the study are caused by the intervention being tested and not by other factors.

If you qualify for enrollment and decide to participate in a clinical trial, the clinical study team will discuss it in detail and review a consent form that fully describes the study. After you have had time to ask questions, you will be asked to sign the consent form for participation. Patients can withdraw from a clinical trial at any time, for any reason.